Introduction: Peanut Butter and Oat Dog Cookies
So, let me start by saying that my dogs (Benjamin and Astra) are my kids. I do make cookies for them often and this so far has been their favorite, so I thought I would share them with you.They are really simple to make and you do not need a special cookie cutter shape to make them. The peanut butter replaces butter in the recipe, making these even more irresistible to dogs!
The ingredients are items that you most probably have in your kitchen. So why not go and make these right now?
Side note - they are really delicious for us humans as well. I eat them un-iced with butter, jam and cheese. Much better and healthier than any store bought cookies, for us and for our furry kids.
Bowl for dipping
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Step 1: Ingredients
- 1 1/2 cup cake flour
- 1 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
- 40ml honey
- 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 150 ml water
- 80ml coconut oil
- 60ml peanut butter
Step 2: Dry Ingredients
1. Turn the oven on the 180°C / 356°F
2. Place all of the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl
3. Stir until combined
Step 3: Wet Ingredients
4. Add the peanut butter and water. It will be a slightly moist dough.You may need a little more water, be sure that it is not dry.
Step 4: Combine
Note - It will be a slightly moist dough. You may need a little more water to be sure that it is not dry.
Step 5: Flour
5. Flour a sheet of wax paper or baking paper. (less clean up).
Step 6: Dough!
6. Divide the dough in two and place one half on the floured surface. Lighty dust with flour to ensure the dough does not stick to the rolling pin.
Step 7: Roll
7. Roll out the dough to around 10mm.
Step 8: Cut Out
8. Cut out long strips. They don't have to be perfect, just have fun!
9. Repeat with the remaining dough.
Step 9: Tray
10. Place the strips carefully on a baking tray lined with baking paper or if you do not have baking paper, use a little oil or butter to grease the tray. Leave space in between the cookies for expansion.
Step 10: Bake
11. Bake the cookies for 20 - 25 minutes. My oven does take longer than most so do check early. The cookies should be light brown underneath.
12. Place the cookies on a cooling rack or a plate.
13. Place the tray in the fridge to cool. This makes icing them easier as the coconut oil will adhere more readily.
Step 11: Icing
14. While they cooling, make the icing by placing a small saucepan over a medium heat. Add the coconut oil and peanut butter. Allow all to melt. Stir to combine. Do not boil. Pour into a rectangular dish. The cookies need to be able to fit into the dish. If you do not have a dish that works well, spoon the icing over the cookies.
Step 12: Cover
15. Once the cookies are cool, dip them into the icing. Making sure to cover them completely.
16. Place cookies into the fridge so that the icing can set. This can take up to 30 minutes, depending on how hot your icing was when you dipped the cookies. The cooler the icing, the quicker they set.
Step 13: It's All in the Taste
17. Let your fluffy kids taste test. They love them, right? Benjamin and Astra (seen gobbling up the treats in the photos) have one every day as a healthy treat.
18. BTW ... You can taste them too ... they are 100% suitable for humans :) Spread some butter over them when they are un-iced. Add cheese and jam ... yum!
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